Improved food utilization.
DGST Support FormulaÃ¢â€žÂ¢, provided by Douglas Laboratories, is a synergistic and comprehensive combination of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbals, and other nutrients, carefully formulated and specifically designed to help assimilate and utilize foods more effectively.
Studies show that a high percentage of adults in North America and other developed countries eat less than the minimum daily allowance of 10 or more essential nutrients. Adequate amounts and proper balance of these nutrients are needed not only for maintaining good health, but also for the dietary management of the body's structure, as well as the optimum functioning of its various systems, including the digestive system. DGST Support FormulaÃ¢â€žÂ¢ has been carefully developed to contain the right proportions of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and other nutrients without danger of toxic build-up or of side effects. Each ingredient is selected in consideration of its absorbability, competitive relationship with other nutrients, allergenic potential, and long-term safety. Certain nutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and B-complex vitamins are included in high-potency amounts because of the vital roles they play in antioxidant protection, energy production and maintenance of healthy blood cells, nervous system, hormonal balance, and more. Minerals and trace elements are provided in their safest and most bioavailable forms. DGST Support FormulaÃ¢â€žÂ¢ contains not only the base formula of Douglas Laboratories' Ultra-Specific Nutrition 2000 SeriesÃ¢â€žÂ¢ that offers intensive support for the healthy functioning of the body in general, but also a blend of herbs and additional nutrients specifically formulated to assist in the assimilation and utilization of foods. The pancreas supplies the major digestive enzymes which catalyze the breakdown of fats, carbohydrates and protein, so that the breakdown products can be absorbed in the upper small intestine. Although fat digestion starts in the mouth with salivary lipase, most fat triglycerides are digested by pancreatic lipase, which is secreted by the exocrine pancreas into the duodenum of the intestine. Pancreatic lipase separates triglycerides into monoglycerides and free fatty acids, which are efficiently absorbed in the upper small intestine. Some carbohydrate digestion takes place in the mouth by salivary amylase, but pancreatic amylase is the major carbohydrate-digesting enzyme. It breaks down starches into maltose and maltotriose, which are further
hydrolyzed into glucose by the disaccharidases of the mucosal cells, and then absorbed. Protein digestion is initiated in the stomach by pepsin and hydrochloric acid, which denature and divide large proteins into smaller polypeptides. The pancreatic proteinases, trypsin and chymotrypsin, break down these polypeptides into free amino acids, and di- or tri-peptides, which are directly absorbed by the intestinal mucosa. DGST Support FormulaÃ¢â€žÂ¢ provides high levels of catalytically active pancreatic enzymes which are specific for fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
Bromelain acts to help prevent allergens from crossing the gastrointestinal tract, and assists in the breakdown of large macromolecular protein complexes. This reduces the chance that these complexes will leave the stomach untouched or in large fractions retaining their recognizable antigenic form that could pass through gastric or intestinal lesions inducing an allergenic response.
DGST Support FormulaÃ¢â€žÂ¢ tablets may be a useful dietary supplement for those who wish to assimilate and utilize their foods more effectively.
Four Tablets Contain:
500 mg Proprietary Blend of:
Pancreatin 8X (providing Protease, Amylase, and
Lipase) , Papain, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Golden
Seal Root, Dandelion Root, Chamomile, Betaine
HCl, Lactase, Cellulase, L-Cysteine/N-Acetyl-LProduct
Cysteine L-Methionine and Glutamic Acid HCl
Beta-Carotene (Vitamin A Activity) 15,000 I.U.
Vitamin A (Palmitate, Water Dispersible) 5,000 I.U.
Vitamin D- 350 I.U.
Vitamin E (Succinate) 200 I.U.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid 1,000 mg
Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine HCl 50 mg
Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin) 25 mg
Niacin 20 mg
Niacinamide 100 mg
Pantothenic Acid (as d-Calcium Pantothenate) . 150 mg
Vitamin B-6 25 mg
(as Pyridoxine HCl/Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate Complex)
Vitamin B-12 100 mcg
Folic Acid 800 mcg
Biotin 300 mcg
Choline(from Choline Citrate/Bitartrate20 mg
Inositol 25 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex 100 mg
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid) 50 mg
Calcium (Citrate/Ascorbate Complex) 300 mg
Magnesium 300 mg
Potassium (Aspartate Complex) 75 mg
Zinc (Aspartate Complex) 20 mg
Copper (Amino Acid Chelate 2 mg
Manganese (Aspartate Complex) 15 mg
Chromium GTF 200 mcg
(Organically bound with GTF activity-low allergenicity)
Selenium 200 mcg
(Organic Selenium in Krebs. Cycle and Kelp)
Molybdenum (Krebs.) 50 mcg
Vanadium (Krebs.) 25 mcg
Boron (Aspartate/Citrate Complex 1 mg
Trace Elements (Sea Vegetation) 100 mcg
.Krebs=Citrate, Fumarate, Malate, Glutarate and Succinate Complex
Adults take 4 tablets daily with meals, or as directed by physician.
No adverse effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.